Is your institution conducting interviews at the 124th annual meeting this January? The forms for reserving tables or private rooms at the Job Center are now available online.
Claire Potter over at Tenured Radical recently offered an interesting critique of conference interviews as a practice, and suggests substituting telephone interviews as an alternative. While that may be necessary as an economic expedient for the moment, I wonder whether it is really the best long-term solution...
Article By: Robert B. Townsend
At the Job Center at this year’s annual meeting in New York City, many applicants (and, to be honest, search committees) were worried about how recent economic news was going to affect the history job market. The final numbers from the Job Center, detailed below, tend to confirm these concerns.
Article By: David Darlington
Less than a month from now, the 2009 AHA annual meeting will open in New York. Many people are wondering what the Job Center will be like this year with the economic slowdown and what seems like a fewer number of jobs being advertised...
Article By: David Darlington, co-manager of the Job Center.
It’s November already, which means the AHA’s 123rd Annual Meeting is just a few short months away. To help you prepare, here are a few quick reminders and annual meeting resources...
Article By: Elisabeth Grant
With all the recent attention being paid to the hiring process (see, for example, the Sterling Fluharty and Claire Potter articles linked in the last “What We’re Reading,” or this article from Friday’s Inside Higher Ed
, we thought it would be appropriate to remind readers of the AHA’s recommendations for the hiring process.
This week’s “What We’re Reading” starts off with the news that Microsoft is shutting down its Live Search Books and Live Search Academic projects, after digitizing over 750,000 books. And speaking of the digital age, David Pogue writes about copyright issues and e-Publishing in an article for the New York Times
. On the online resources front we link to EDSITEment’s new feature on “The Presidents,” where they pair up with PBS to examine recent presidencies. Then, read about the new DiRT wiki, get advice for your job interview at the AHA annual meeting, learn about the “crowdsourcing” of history, and read a summary of the recent Jefferson Lecture featuring John Updike.
While the 2008 AHA Annual Meeting is still fresh in our minds, now is a good time to take a look at some preliminary interview numbers from the Job Register...